Made in L.A.

From my mail (Amber says it best, why re-write it?):

I’ve been looking through your blog, and I was struck by your concern for worker’s rights in the garment industry. I thought you might be interested in a great new documentary premiering next week on P.O.V. Celebrating our 20th year on PBS, P.O.V. is American television’s longest-running independent documentary series.

“Made in L.A.” follows the remarkable story of three Latina immigrants working in Los Angeles sweatshops as they embark on a three-year odyssey to win basic labor protections from a trendy clothing retailer [Forever 21]. In intimate verite style, “Made in L.A.” reveals the impact of the struggle on each woman’s life as they are gradually transformed by the experience. Compelling, humorous, deeply human, “Made in L.A.” is a story about immigration, the power of unity and the courage it takes to find your voice. “Made in L.A.” will premiere Tuesday, September 4th at 10PM (check local listings).

You are welcome to watch the trailer of “Made in L.A.” on our site. There you will find reactions to the film written by Governor Bill Richardson of New Mexico, labor activists and others. We also provide further information on the issue of workers rights, as well as interviews with the filmmakers.

For more information on the filming of the story, see the director’s statement. The three women profiled are affiliated with The Garment Worker’s Center in L.A.. If you’re local, they can use some volunteers (scroll down).

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  1. Catherine McQ says:

    “Made in L.A.” is both heart-breaking and uplifting — very worth seeing! I saw it in June at SILVERDOCS, the AFI and Discovery Channel’s documentary film festival.

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